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What’s up with Eileen Gu?

Now that the Olympics are over, there are still unanswered questions about the free style skiing sensation Eileen Gu. As we know, she is a very talented athlete who won three medals at the Beijing Games - two of them gold. She is the daughter of a Chinese mother and...

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Covid Delays

As the pandemic drags on immigrants are faces on multiple fronts with challenges. There are delays caused by staffing and social distancing. And unfortunately outside of the immigration system Latinos are being hit the hardest in urban areas like Los Angeles. The Los...

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ASAP Asylum Lawsuit

The name sort of says it all. It fact I thought it was just a descriptor when I first heard about it. In reality it's an acronym for the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project. The reason it seemed like a descriptor is that asylum applications in the United States are almost...

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Political Asylum Law

What is asylum? Who qualifies and where did the concept originate? Modern asylum law in the United States came about after World War II and the persecution of the Jews in Europe. We never wanted to repeat the mistakes we made then ever again. Today the asylum law...

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Advocacy Matters! Biden Raises Refugee Cap

When Biden was running for president it was easy to take a humanitarian position against the vagaries of the last administration. However now that he’s in the hotseat he’s finding out how difficult the immigration quagmire is. There are desperate folks arriving at our...

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Phony Covid Immigration Ban Set to Expire

President Trump imposed a ban on certain employment-based immigration blaming the pandemic for that anti-immigrant maneuver. His “reasoning” was that because of the economic difficulties created by the covid lockdowns Americans would need the additional employment...

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The Southern Border

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated last week that U.S. agents are likely to intercept more migrants on the southwest border in 2021 than they have in the last 20 years. This traffic is largely prompted by the election of Joe Biden as president....

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DACA’s End Is Looming

DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is currently in place and accepting applications. The program was created by former president Obama in 2012 to assist folks who were brought to the United States as children. It’s serves as a bar to deportation and...

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TPS for Venezuelans

TPS is Temporary Protected Status – a sort of immigration status granted by the United States government to citizens of various countries as a result of conditions in their homeland. Historically this has been granted to Salvadorans, Hondurans and most recently to...

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